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Karai Crab

901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
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901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Karai Crab on the last evening of our honeymoon. Incredible food, cozy outdoor patio atmosphere and Jon (the GM) made this a great choice. Cornbread is incredible, huge plate of wings was really more than an appetizer. The crab was...More

Thank mk82414
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has everything you wanna have to have a great dinner. Though the first impression entering the restaurant was actually ok but than we got our table in the garden which was very nicely made. The entire staff, starting by the front-office via each...More

1  Thank cancellarius
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was in absolute heaven at this restaurant. He loves crab and determined very quickly that this was the best he'd ever had. Everything that we ordered was fantastic from the mussels to the cornbread and garlic noodles, but then there was the crab......More

1  Thank meggpegg
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

If you like crab, shrimp, clams, or mussels, this is the place the eat. They have snow, king, and dungeness crab. We had the Karai seasoning with habanero heat on the Dungeness crab. Also ordered the clams with Karai seasoning with ghost pepper heat. Beware,...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The food and the service was sooooo awesome! I created my own combo and Kaylee talked me into spicing it up, and I was not disappointed!! It is a must stop to eat at whiles you are here. I am going to try and come...More

1  Thank Rikki210
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Leave the glitz, crowds and expense of Waikiki dining and enjoy the fun atmosphere and great food of Karai Crab. Try a combo - with corn, potatoes, clams, mussels and shrimp spiced with the evening special. Add an order of crab on top, two cold...More

Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I never write reviews, I read them, just never write them. I am on a solo trip to Oahu and hadn't dined out at all during my time. I mostly picked up items from local grocery stores or the ABC shop. I found this place...More

Thank Renee G
Jon S, General Manager at Karai Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Aloha Renee, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and giving us the highest rating on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again on your next trip to...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had been to the Willows (next door) several times. We decided to try Karai Crab and after going through the very ordinary entrance, we were taken to a table in the beautiful water gardens behind the entrance. The service was first class, the food...More

Thank JohnandKatrina
Reviewed 14 July 2017

What a surprise! We sat outdoors - cool and lovely. Then we really enjoyed bowls of both mussels and clams, with mild sauces, followed by a cioppino with LOTS of crab legs. All well cooked (and when we had a complaint - more mussels were...More

Thank NancyF_Tucson
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

In the middle of what looks like a residential neighborhood lies a gem of an eatery. Karai krab has a flavorful sauce to include with your traditional seafood boil. It reminds us of doc Ford's sauce in sanibel island Florida. Order the sauce on the...More

Thank John B
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10 May 2015|
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Response from Jon S | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for inquiring,we have a keiki chicken wing plate with french fries. You will have an option to substitute the french fries with white rice if you wish. The chicken wings does not have any sauce, it is just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-952-6990
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Karai Crab is a fun and spicy seafood restaurant. Located next to the historic Willows Restaurant in Moiliili, 5 to 10 minutes away from Waikiki. Menu offerings include Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Clams, Fried Catfish, Cioppino, and much more! Bold flavors in all sauces created by Executive Chef, Miles Miyamoto will have you asking for more! Karai Crab offers a kid-friendly menu as well as Take Out. See you at Karai!
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